Zimmerman believes Mets should resign Wright

Yesterday, Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets would be smart to sign David Wright to a contract extension.

“He enjoys being here,” Zimmerman told Puma. “They gave him an opportunity, and anytime you’re a loyal person like he is, anyone who gives you an opportunity to come up and treats you well, obviously you would like to be here.”

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Matthew Cerrone: There will be talk of trading Wright this summer. However, because he can void his 2013 option if he’s traded – and make himself a free agent the end of this season – the only way I see him getting moved during 2012 is if a) he’s having an amazing season and b) a team is willing to over pay for him. Otherwise, it makes no sense for the Mets to deal him and it makes little sense for another team to acquire him (since they’d be acquiring a rental player at that point).

So, like Zimmerman is suggesting, perhaps the Mets should consider signing Wright to an extension sooner than later, while his value is low and while the team is need of some goodwill with fans. I hate to advocate for ‘making a splash,’ because it’s rarely ever smart. However, as I said last week, given the dark and heavy news cycle that has suffocated this franchise during the last five years, signing Wright to an extension could all be a win for everyone involved.

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In a poll on MetsBlog last week, 58 percent of fans who votes said the Mets should look to sign Wright and keep him through at least 2017.

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To read more comments from Zimmerman, as well quotes from Nationals manager Davey Johnson, who wonders why Wright still doesn’t have a new contract, check out Puma’s report in the Post.